Year 6 Bikeability
Five go Camping!
News from Reception
Year 2 Kingswood Residential!
Year 6 Observational Drawing
Key Stage 1 Explore the United Kingdom
News from Foxes News from Foxes
Bed Time Story Evening
Year 5 and 6 trip to the Synagogue
News from Year 1

Year 6 Bikeability

Year 6 had their Level 2 Bikeability training on Monday and Tuesday. This was run by Cycle Leeds, who have trained over 15,000 pupils in Leeds over the last three years.

The Year 6 learnt lots of new skills including remembering to check over their right shoulder before starting off; being more confident in riding on the road; how to turn properly; how to ride with one hand in order to use the other for signalling clearly and most importantly, how to stay safe whilst cycling. Cycle Leeds run lots of cycling events and training courses, including for adults, so you might like to look at their website.

Five go Camping!

Year 5 have been learning how to put up their tents ready for their upcoming camp in June. The first time they did it there were a few teething problems as well as teamwork wobbles and the rain to contend with. On the first attempt it took 1hr and 40 mins to put them up and down again.

 

 The second time however saw a huge improvement. Perseverance, teamwork and communication all came into play and the tents were up, down and packed away successfully within 40 minutes! So much learning and development was witnessed during these activities and I am sure Year 5 would agree that this dry-run on camp-craft was definitely useful and productive. Let's just hope it stays dry on camp

News from Reception

Reception have been on a mini beast hunt in the woods! They had great fun finding the minibeasts and then trying to identify what they were.

 

Year 2 Kingswood Residential!

On Monday 8th May, Year 2 set off for a very exciting overnight stay at Kingswood. When they arrived, the children were taken on a tour and introduced to their camp leaders Rich and Ro, and Bob and Peaky, their honorary class teddy mascots. Their first activity was the Nightline. Here the children had to work as a team and guide each other around an assault course blindfolded. With Freida confidently leading the way, the children used every other sense other than sight to find their way around. 

 

Bouldering was one of the children's favourite activities, this included climbing and crawling through a pitch black tunnel!The children made a sturdy raft for their treasured Peaky and Bob, which they then tested in the reservoir the next day and incredibly, both rafts stayed a float and both teddies stayed reasonably dry. A fantastic residential was had by all filled with laughter, friendship, excellent one liners, singing, marshmallows, hot chocolate and superb food. What more could you want!

Year 6 Observational Drawing

Year 6 Art students have been exploring the human figure through observational mannequin drawing.

They have developed skills within visual recording, proportional layout, light and tone and the use of colour through mix media with some fantastic results!

Key Stage 1 Explore the United Kingdom

KS1 have been learning about the United Kingdom, the capital cities, patron saints, landmarks and the surrounding seas and oceans.  Of particular interest have been the legends of the Loch Ness Monster and the Irish leprechauns!

News from Foxes News from Foxes

Foxes have been busy planting beans. They hope the beans will grow as tall as the beanstalk in the story Jack and The Beanstalk!

Bed Time Story Evening

Bedtime Story evening saw the children in Years 1-3 returning to school in the pyjamas, dressing gowns and onesies, clutching an array of pillows, blankets and teddy bears.

Classic stories such as Jim and the Beanstalk, Room on the Broom and The Rascally Cake were received with pleasure by the children as they snuggled down in their nests of blankets and pillows. The fairy lit classroom provided a magical experience and was enhanced by a tasty supper of hot chocolate and buttered toast. It was a group of very tired children and staff who eventually went home to bed late into the evening!

 

Mrs Wheelhouse, Miss Holbrook and Miss Hill

 

Year 5 and 6 trip to the Synagogue

On a sunny Thursday morning, Year 5 and 6 travelled to the United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in North Leeds, to find out more about their religious studies topic of Judaism.

 

As we entered the modern building, we were surrounded by Jewish symbols such as the Star of David, and beautiful stained glass windows each representing a different person, for example Queen Victoria.

We then learned about the Torah scrolls; they are written on special parchment and each one takes a whole year to write in Hebrew! Fortunately, we had an expert to read a section of one of them. The words are particularly tricky to read because they do not contain any vowels. Year 5 and 6 were then invited to inspect the Torah closer and look at some of the fascinating objects around the room.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned some very interesting facts about this religion.

By Isabel

 

News from Year 1

Over the past few weeks, Year 1 have been looking at the work of the artist William Morris.

 

The children have been creating their own paintings in the style of William Morris. They have looked at the use of nature, colour, symmetry and repeating patterns. Their final pieces are of a very high standard and reflect vastly improved painting skills.

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